Yes, I sold my jewelry in a Barn!
Since retiring from the corporate world I've been working full time on my Etsy jewelry shop and a traveling jewelry booth setup. This past weekend I participated in my first Barn Sale at the Old McDonald's Farm in Sale Creek, TN. It was a "shabby chic" themed event put on by the Traveling Bazaar Group.
Did I make a lot of money? N0. Did I have a great time? YES! It was so much fun I'm going to do it again in December. It was great networking with the other vendors at the event and I learned a lot from them.
Some Craft Show Tips:
1.) Bring snacks - eating a full meal is impossible if you don't have a friend to booth sit.
2.) Bring a fan(s) - shoppers will stay longer in your booth if they are cool.
3.) Bring Backup Supplies - many shoppers wanted to mix and match chain lengths with my sea glass pendants, no one wanted the necklace "as is". Additional lengths were needed.
4.) Be prepared for the surge - Serious shoppers arrive within the first two hours of the show. After lunch was very sluggish for sales.
I'm on the standby list for the Jasper, Georgia, Marble Festival; keep your fingers crossed for me to get in this year!
Lori in Blue Ridge, GA